Fred Hellmann shares his story and the story of his fellow Marines through personal letters he sent home to friends and family during the Vietnam War. Hellmann goes from being a young swim instructor in his hometown to a foreign battlefield, fighting for his country and surviving the horrors of war. After he returns home as a Vietnam veteran, he discovers the war has changed his life forever. Even though he left the war behind, his struggles with PTSD stay with him throughout his life.
Fred Hellmann's story shows the difficulties of being a Vietnam veteran, but it is also a story of hope and a message to "Never Give Up."
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